Paul Sewald
Paul Sewald
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
New York Mets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Sewald's ERA jumped from 4.55 all the way up to an ugly 6.07. He was demoted on two separate occasions, but the struggling Mets nevertheless needed to call on him for 56.1 innings over the course of the season. His performance dipped across the board, with his strikeout rate (22.9%) and walk rate (9.1%) both went in the wrong direction from his rookie season. Those numbers definitely aren't impressive, though they're more in line with a below-average reliever than a terrible one, so his ballooning ERA can be attributed in part to a .331 BABIP and a 62.8% strand rate, both of which are likely to regress this season. Even with that regression, however, Sewald is unlikely to have much value, as a non-closing reliever with a mediocre strikeout rate doesn't offer much to excite fantasy owners. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Mets in 2012 that includes a $1,000 signing bonus.
Headed to majors
PNew York Mets
August 16, 2019
Sewald had his contract selected from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday.
ANALYSIS
The 29-year-old returns to the major-league bullpen after being designated for assignment in late May but remaining with the organization. In 19 appearances with Triple-A Syracuse this year, Sewald carries an ERA of 3.35 with a 52:15 K:BB over 51 innings. Drew Gagnon was optioned to Triple-A and Tim Peterson was designated for assignment in corresponding moves.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .279 229 52 25 55 17 0 8
Since 2017vs Right .237 331 82 21 71 19 3 9
2019vs Left .250 10 3 2 2 2 0 0
2019vs Right .200 22 4 0 4 2 0 1
2018vs Left .271 108 25 9 26 10 0 5
2018vs Right .281 145 33 14 36 7 2 3
2017vs Left .290 111 24 14 27 5 0 3
2017vs Right .204 164 45 7 31 10 1 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-8%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-3%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-13%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.34 1.23 64.0 0 6 1 10.4 2.8 1.3
Since 2017Away 4.93 1.42 65.2 0 7 1 8.2 3.6 1.1
2019Home 0.00 1.00 1.0 0 0 0 27.0 0.0 0.0
2019Away 3.86 1.00 7.0 0 0 0 5.1 2.6 1.3
2018Home 6.18 1.27 27.2 0 3 1 10.7 2.6 1.3
2018Away 5.97 1.74 28.2 0 4 1 7.8 4.7 1.3
2017Home 4.84 1.22 35.1 0 3 0 9.7 3.1 1.3
2017Away 4.20 1.20 30.0 0 3 0 9.3 2.7 0.9
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Stat Review
How does Paul Sewald compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
4.50
 
K/9
9.0
 
BB/9
2.0
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
89.4 mph
 
ERA
3.00
 
WHIP
0.89
 
BABIP
.234
 
GB/FB
0.14
 
Left On Base
75.8%
 
Exit Velocity
89.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
9.1%
 
Spin Rate
2235 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
45.5%
 
Swinging Strike
7.4%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Paul Sewald
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May 7, 2017
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Selected in the 10th round of the 2012 draft, Sewald successfully hurled his way through the lower levels of the minor leagues over the past several years, posting sub-2.00 ERAs in both Single-A and Double-A ball. The 6-foot-3 righty -- whose fastball sits in the low 90s -- opened the 2017 campaign with Triple-A Las Vegas but quickly received a big-league promotion one week into the season. The 27-year-old went on to log 65.1 innings of bullpen work, the most among any Mets reliever. He closed the year with a 4.55 ERA and 69:21 K:BB while being primarily utilized in a middle-relief role. He’ll be a key component in the Mets’ bullpen again in 2018 but doesn’t figure to move the needle much in the fantasy realm, as he’s unlikely to see many as many hold opportunities following the team’s offseason acquisition of Anthony Swarzak.
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Heading to Triple-A
PNew York Mets
May 26, 2019
Sewald cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Designated for assigment
PNew York Mets
May 22, 2019
Sewald was designated for assignment on Wednesday, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
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Sent back to minors
PNew York Mets
May 18, 2019
Sewald was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo! Sports reports.
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Rejoins major-league club
PNew York Mets
May 17, 2019
Sewald was called up from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday.
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Sent to Triple-A
PNew York Mets
April 22, 2019
Sewald was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.
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